Winds of Plague’s New Song, “Never Alone,” is Slightly Better Than You’d Expect
I tried to listen to Winds of Plague’s new album, Blood of My Enemy, and I made it through two-and-a-half songs. That’s obviously not great by normal standards, but in terms of my tolerance for WoP, I might as well have made it through a double-album. Blood of My Enemy is much more in the vein of the band’s 2009 release, The Great Stone War, than the deathbore for which the band is known; Johnny Plague and company clearly have some kind of pagan metal itch they need to scratch, and it’s a good thing they do, because it makes their music somewhat more tolerable than usual. But the impression I got from WoP fans (read: Sergeant D.) when The Great Stone War came out was that they didn’t like it very much and wanted the band to stick to toughguycore. So my gut tells me that while WoP haters like myself will hate Blood of My Enemy slightly less than we hate most WoP, actual WoP fans will be disappointed by Blood of My Enemy.
One way to test this theory: check out “Never Alone,” the first single from Blood of My Enemy, below, and see for yourself where it falls on your Winds of Plague tolerance scale. Blood of My Enemy comes out October 27 on eOne, and can be pre-ordered here. The band will part of Suicide Silence’s upcoming tour celebrating the tenth anniversary of The Cleansing; gets dates here.